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Rovensa to acquire Oro Agri

Rovensa has agreed to acquire Oro Agri, a provider of environmentally friendly biocontrol solutions with international reach, from the Omnia Group. The acquisition of Oro Agri reinforces Rovensa as…

Biobest’s Eupeodes-System wins Bernard Blum Award 2020

Eupeodes-System - Biobest’s new addition to its aphid control strategy - has been awarded the prestigious Bernard Blum Award - for the most innovative new biological control product for 2020. “A naturally occurring hoverfly, Eupeodes corollae is indigenous throughout Europe and further afield,” says R&D…

Mycorrhizal Applications introduces MycoApply SuperConcentrate10 in Canada

The Oregon-based mycorrhizae manufacturer has added a concentrated injectable offering to its popular lineup of MycoApply mycorrhizal inoculant products in Canada. MycoApply®…

UK: Tyfu Cymru takes plant health online

If there is one thing Wales’ growers have in common, it’s the shared passion, pride and desire to consistently deliver high quality plants and produce. But you can’t have…

Zambia sprays 10,000 hectares to contain locusts

Up until this time, Zambia has sprayed about 10,000 hectares of land as part of efforts to control the African Migratory Locusts which have broken out in some provinces.…

ResearchGate

UK: First report of Rose spring dwarf-associated virus in Rosa spp.

In July 2019, a sample of Rosa spp. was submitted to Fera Science Ltd. via the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardening advice service. The sample (ID220) was sent in…

"The strictest measure that Ecuador has received in recent years"

Chile's adjusted phytosanitary measures: an eyesore for Ecuadorian exporters

The Chilean market is an important market for Ecuador, but the recently added phytosanitary measures are an eyesore for the exporters. It is said that this is the strictest phytosanitary measure that Ecuador has received in recent years. Emergency resolution for bananas and cut flowersDue to the…

Kenya: A look into how Dudutech use their Packing and Logistics Centre

Rearing biologicals is one thing – getting them around the world, alive and ready to feast, is a whole other challenge. In recent years, a significant amount of R&D focus at Dudutech has been on understanding this challenge and meeting it through innovations in quality control, cold-chain management and…

Dr. Mette Nielsen on how different aspects of greenhouse climates affect BCAs and the efficacy of IPM

'BCAs are your little employees, treat them like that'

“Biological control agents can be seen as the grower’s little employees and just like people, there are things they need to enable them to work effectively.” This was the opening line from a recent IPM webinar hosted by Autogrow and featuring guest expert Dr. Mette Nielsen, Ph. D. MSc Plant Protection…

Login to interact with Biobest at ABIM

With this year’s Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) moving to a digital platform, Biobest is very much looking forward to having the opportunity to meet distributors,…

CAES News

US (GA): Wet weather can lead to fungal leaf spot disease in hydrangeas

With all of the rain that we’ve experienced this year, many fungal leaf spot diseases are active. Hydrangeas are particularly susceptible to several different leaf spot diseases that favor moist weather. Some of the most common diseases people ask about are known as Corynespora leaf spot and Cercospora…

Soil disinfection technology to solve the problem of lily continuous-cropping obstacles

Recently, it was learned from the observation meeting on lily soil-borne disease prevention and control supporting technology and experimental demonstration site in Shaoyang,…

Can also be applied in fruit growing and horticulture

Prevent diseases with UV-C rays

The latest, if not the definitive, solution to combat fungal diseases such as mildew and botrytis, that unfortunately still affect a lot of crops, is called Icaro X4. Experiments are currently underway in viticulture (against downy mildew), but patents (both in Italy and abroad) have been extended to fruit growing and…

Chinese scientists decrypt the genetic code of the native bumblebee

Recently, under the leadership of the Institute of Bee Research of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and in cooperation with many domestic and foreign scientific research institutions, the high-quality reference genome sequences of 16 species of domestic bumblebees in China have been drawn for…

Mystery solved: How do tips of plants stay virus-free?

Plants are able to keep growing indefinitely because they have tissues made of meristems—plant stem cells—which have the unique ability to transform themselves into the various specialized cells that make up the plant, dividing whenever appropriate and producing new cells of whatever type as needed.…

APS

The challenge of predicting Xylella fastidiosa dynamics in novel environments

In order to prevent and control the emergence of biosecurity threats such as vector-borne diseases of plants, it is vital to understand drivers of entry, establishment, and spatiotemporal spread, as well as the form, timing, and effectiveness of disease management strategies. An inherent challenge for…

Svensson

Svensson launches new product family, Xsect

"What you get out of your greenhouse depends what you let into it"

Svensson debuts its 6th product family for insect control. The new Xsect range consists of screen solutions designed to keep the good insects inside the greenhouse and the bad ones out. Excluding pests is the most effective insect control method and first line of defense in an integrated pest management…

CAN (SK): Cleanfarms is collecting unwanted agricultural pesticides

This fall, farmers in southern Saskatchewan can safely dispose of unwanted agricultural pesticides and old, obsolete livestock and equine medications through a Cleanfarms…

Kam's Growers Supply

Kam’s Growers Supply:

“We are working hard to make growing easier”

In 2006, Kam’s Growers Supply was established as a ‘one man show’. Now, having grown ever since, they are working with eighteen people, at two locations in Ontario, Guelph and Kingsville. Their portfolio consists of fertilizers, crop protection, growth regulators, shade paint, sanitation and…

Jeremy Jubenville, MSU Extension

Bug Bites: An Intermediate-level seminar series on greenhouse biological control

The floriculture team from Michigan State University Extension offers a free series of live weekly webcasts on greenhouse biological control. Bug Bites! begins the first week of October 2020 and are intended to be intermediate-level discussions geared toward floriculture production systems. Five…

From October 26 to November 20, 2020

University of Florida Greenhouse organizes Weed Management courses

Understand all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of…

Biobest

Spotlight on broad mites

Broad mites (Polyphagotarsonemus latus) prefer young plants and are typically found feeding on the newest growth. Active year-round in glasshouse crops, this tiny pest can cause plants to become deformed and stunted. Indeed, failure to control broad mites in time often leads to unmarketable plants, fruit discoloration and even…

J. Llewellyn

US: Have you seen this red and black bug?

It looks like a boxelder bug doesn’t it?  Ah, but boxelder bugs have a lot more solid black on their wings.  Maybe a milkweed bug? No, they have red and black wings but no black circles like this one. Can’t find it in any of your reference books?  Wait a minute….maybe its not from North America. It’s the European Firebug (Pyrrhacoris…

Poinsettia Problems 2020: The “Tipping Point” and Testing Pesticides

It’s that time of year again where you have to make a choice with your poinsettia. Do you stay the course with natural enemies, or abandon your bio program and spray  for whitefly? And spray with WHAT? This post has tips on how to test pesticides NOW, so that when it comes down to the wire, you’ll know what…

Biological solutions to damaging Duponchelia moth

The Duponchelia fovealis moth can be challenging to control in ornamental crops and - with a single fertilized female capable of laying 200 eggs - can quickly become problematic. Preferring dense crops, where it can easily hide, biological controls are providing a workable solution. Damaging caterpillarsOriginating…

www.ndrs.org.uk

Germany: A new tobamovirus infecting Hoya spp.

During 2019/20, a batch of 6,000 young plants of different Hoya spp. (family: Asclepiadaceae) was grown in a German nursery. The plants had been originally imported from…

Autogrow

webinar, September 29

Combating harmful crop pests without spraying more chemicals

Registrations for the Autogrow webinar Combating Harmful Crop Pests Without Spraying More Chemicals are now open. For this interview-style webinar, guest expert, Applied Entomologist, Dr. Mette Nielsen will be sharing her insights on how to plan for and manage pest infestations on your crops. The webinar…

Australian project explores the impacts of biosecurity incursions

For growers and nursery businesses, the threat of biosecurity incursions can have a knock-on effect of social and economic instability, impacting business continuity. The new…

Scientists launch key principles to preserve Scots plant health

Scotland’s plants underpin the health of the nation, but plant pests and diseases can cause major economic, environmental, and social costs. Increased global movements of plants and soil, coupled with the effects of climate change, are allowing novel pests and diseases to take hold or endemic ones to…

in the UK’s 'Spirit of Four Oaks' Product of the Year awards

Vine weevil biorational ‘Pitcher GR’ wins Technical Excellence award

Pitcher GR – the new biorational for the suppression of Black Vine Weevil eggs and early instar larval stages – has won the Technical Excellence category in the UK’s 'Spirit of Four Oaks' Product of the Year awards. Available exclusively from ICL and its distributors, Pitcher GR is a timely new tool in the…

"Recovery from Crisis - the future for ornamentals"

Worldwide ornamental industry shares experiences, expectations at AIPH Conference

How was last year, how are things now and what are the expectations for the future. In a virtual conference named "Recovery from Crisis - the future for ornamentals", AIPH brought together 30 expert speakers from 17 countries to share their experiences regarding the pandemic and the effects of this pandemic…

Ministère de l'Agriculture et de l'Alimentation

France: Xylella fastidiosa outbreak in Occitania

The Xylella fastidiosa bacterium has just been detected in Occitania, a French region so far unscathed, on a production and resale site of ornamental plants to private individuals. The contamination was identified on a sample of lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia, "Grosso" variety) during a routine…

Cleanfarms

Cleanfarms collects unwanted pesticides and medication

Cleanfarms is gearing up to run its 2020 fall collection program for unwanted agricultural pesticides and obsolete livestock, equine and poultry medications so that farmers can dispose of these old materials safely and securely. Containers being returned  This year, Cleanfarms is running 65 collection events…

Eupeodes-System remains effective until late in the season

"Eupeodes corollae is found naturally all over Europe, from the Mediterranean to northern Europe," says Ines De Craecker, Product Manager Beneficials at Biobest. “Being a cold tolerant species, it is equally active in cooler autumn conditions. While some beneficials need warmer temperatures to perform,…

BioSafe Systems

Managing beasties on fall mums

While my husband has assured me it’s too early yet for pumpkin spice lattes or fall decorations, it’s definitely not too early for nursery and greenhouse managers to think about chrysanthemum production. Hardy garden mum production is going on now for late summer and fall sales. While generally a relatively trouble-free crop,…

University of Florida IFAS Extension organises online courses

How to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses

Learn how to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses. Disease Management is the fourth course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered…

FloraLife Express products now available in Fairtrade-certified formats

FloraLife is announcing the availability of its FloraLife Clear ULTRA 200 and FloraLife Express Universal 300 products in Fairtrade-certified formats. FloraLife received…

Norway: Local bumblebees for local growers

Bumblebees make excellent pollinators; a single bumblebee is as effective as five honeybees when it comes to pollinating raspberry crops. Growers also benefit from the fact bumblebees get to work earlier in the year, when temperatures are lower. Unlike honeybees, that only tend to fly in good weather,…

Bionema

Investment in bioprotection to increase organic food production

Bionema, a UK-based biopesticide technology developer, is working on eco-friendly solutions to reduce the chemical residue on crops and increase organic food production. However, founder and CEO Dr Minshad Ansari is concerned that, although there are many products in development, the limited number of…

UK: New science initiative aims to tackle bacterial plant threats

A new initiative on bacterial plant diseases has just begun with support from the UK Research and Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund and specifically funded by UKRI-BBSRC, UKRI-NERC, DEFRA and the Scottish Government. This was driven both by the emergence of bacterial plant diseases and by concern…

Hort Innovation

Australia: Serious pest incursions continue in cut flower imports

The Federal Government has improved biosecurity measures controlling the import of cut flowers into this country. However, recent repeated detections of Serpentine leaf miner show that further work is needed to protect our horticultural and agricultural industries from serious threat. by Gabrielle…

AmericanHort & HRI recommend terms for disease resistance claims

AmericanHort and its research foundation, the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), are dedicated to unifying the environmental horticulture industry to cultivate successful…

ONfloriculture

In-depth webinar on thrips management: From planning to pesticides

Thrips got you down? Not sure what you can do to beef up your thrips-management program? Then this new webinar is for you. Drs. Sarah Jandricic (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) and Rose Buitenhuis (Vineland Research and Innovation Centre) have combined their respective knowledge…

Niels Jansen

Predatory mites wage biowar on thrips plaguing Dutch tulips

"Even in a pandemic, my thrips come first. I worried more about these insects — common garden pests that feast on tulips, roses and other important crops here in the…

UFO Supplies

Post-harvest treatment for Scabiosa

Florissant 810 and Florissant 830 are officially approved by the Dutch auctions to use as a post-harvest treatment for Scabiosa. This post harvest treatment ensures better…

CAN: Biobest's Bluestim approved for Canada

Biobest has announced that Bluestim has been approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to use in Canada. Indoor and outdoor food, ornamental, turf and cannabis producers…

APS

Development of a reverse genetic system for studying rose rosette virus in whole plants

Rose rosette virus (RRV) is a negative-sense RNA virus with a seven-segmented genome that is enclosed by a double membrane. Researchers constructed an unconventional minireplicon system encoding the antigenomic (ag)RNA1 (encoding the viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase [RdRp]), agRNA3 (encoding the…

BioBee

Creating a 'standing army' in the fight against pests

One of the challenges of biologically based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is that natural enemies can only establish once pests are present. This head start allows pests to reproduce, causing plant damage, increasing the time and expense required for pest control and sometimes solicits chemical…

Your Levy at Work

Australia: QDAF pest and disease webinar series underway

The latest series of pest and disease webinars are underway. Run by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), these events are working to enhance the biosecurity measures in Australia’s nursery industry by new sharing management plans and information to mitigate risk. Two of the four…

New Vitalnova Nursery biostimulants promote season-long plant quality

A carefully formulated new portfolio of high performance biostimulants – The Vitalnova Nursery Range – has been added to ICL’s biological plant health range, helping UK…

Australia: Accreditation & biosecurity industry updates

The National Nursery Industry Biosecurity Program (NY15004) has been continuing to deliver project activities throughout 2020 including representing industry across all…

GIA

Australia: Xylella fastidiosa host range increases

The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) have advised GIA of a BICON Alert that the department issued earlier this month advising of changes DAWE are making to the emergency measures for Xylella host species, which will affect the import conditions for some nursery stock genera. These…

US: Research to study role of non-native plants as pollinators

Pollinator plants. Bee-friendly plants. Plants with a purpose. Although even a quick Google search of any of these categories will result in almost limitless lists of plants and gardening advise, all too often the lists and claims are not necessarily supported by good scientific data. Compounding the…

www.abc.net.au

Australia: "Imported flowers are now at the center of a major biosecurity feud"

Over the last decade imported flowers more than tripled and nowadays, probably more than half of the flowers sold in Australia are grown overseas. These fresh cut flowers are now at the center of a major biosecurity feud, reports ABC. Between Ecuador, Kenya and Colombia, 85 to 90 percent of the world's…

Paige Muñiz

Study identifies spread of bee disease via flowers

One in 11 flowers carries disease-causing parasites known to contribute to bee declines, according to a Cornell study that identifies how flowers act as hubs for transmitting diseases to bees and other pollinators. The study, published July 20 in Nature Ecology and Evolution, also found that one in eight…


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